Come get healthy in the New Year with us!

Your Garrettsville YMCA wants to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to get healthy. Here’s how we can get you started for as little as $25.00 a month. There’s something for everyone.

Full weight room facility | Fitness Center
Youth Sports- Jr Cavs Basketball Sign-up NOW!
Zumba | Yoga | Pilates | Cardio Circuit
Silver Sneakers programs | Fit over 50
Weight Loss Program | Personal Trainer Services

Starting January 17 – Adult pick up basketball
Coming Soon – Cycling

Call the YMCA at 330-469-2044.
8233 Park Avenue, Garrettsville, OH 44231
(formerly the Garfield Intermediate School)


Discount on GED – Take One Segment at a Time Free Classes
The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program at Maplewood Career Center wants you to start the New Year out right.
The GED is an easy way to achieve your dreams:
• Save money! Pay only $40 for the new GED by simply applying for a GED voucher
• There are four segments on the GED. Take one segment a day, week, or month in language, social studies, science or math. It’s up to you!
• Free classes and materials to prep for GED
• Instructors to help simplify the GED test
The ABLE Program is here to help with classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening throughout Portage County to fit your schedule. Sign-up for orientation and start your future today by calling (330) 235-0020.

How to Protect yourself from “MAIL FRAUD”
An informative presentation brought to you by the Geauga County Department on Aging. The presentation will take place at the Chardon Senior Center, located at 12555 Ravenwood Dr. Chardon on Tuesday, January 19, at 11:00AM.
Congressman, Dave Joyce will be presenting “Keeping Seniors Safe from Mail Fraud.” How to Identify the “red flags” and avoid becoming a VICTIM of a Scam.
The event and refreshments are free of charge.
Reservations are required for seniors who are attending, by Calling Christine Bacon at 440-279-213.

Am. Legion Breakfast
Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from 7- 11 am
$7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

St. Michael’s Church at 9736 East Center Street in Windham, OH holds bingo every Thursday in the church hall. We have a Large Running Progressive! Come and play for a chance! You can’t win if you don’t play! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!

Legion Fish Fry
Fish fry is back at American Legion Post 674, Windham. Fridays from 4-7:30 pm. Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries and choice of 2 sides. Price $9.00

Kindergarten Registration
Schedule Today
The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2016. Registration will take place on Friday, March 18th, Monday, March 21st, and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Soup Supper
Jan 8
The Mantua American Legion Soup Supper will be Jan 8th at 6pm at the Mantua Center School. A variety of homemade soups, salads, desserts and a hot dog bar will be available. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Breakfast Fundraiser
Jan 10
Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Newton Falls Post 3332 Breakfast Fundraiser will be Jan 10th from 8:30-noon at our Banquet Hall; 433 Arlington Rd., Newton Falls. All proceeds to benefit local veterans and veterans programs. Public welcome. The cost is $7.00 per person, children under 4 eat free. We will be serving Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage and Orange Juice, Coffee & Tea.

Crescent Meeting
Jan 11
Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. of Garrettsville will meet on Jan 11th at 6:30pm for a potluck dinner before the 7:30 meeting.

Legion meetings
Jan 11 & 14
The Mantua American Legion Auxiliary will be Jan 11th at 1pm. The Legion will meet Jan 14th at 70pm. Both meetings will be held at the Post Home at Mantua Village Park.

Maplewood CC Storytime
Jan 12
2nd Tuesday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10-11am at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. Email or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Freedom Historical Group
Jan 13
The Freedom Historical Group will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Jan 13th at 1pm at the Freedom Community Center (former Methodist Church) on Rt. 700. The Community Center is handicapped accessible with parking close to the building. All are welcome; bring your pictures and family histories to share. A lawyer will be present to answer questions as we consider the official formation of a Freedom Historical Society. If you need a ride, call Judy Thornton at 330-527-7669

“John Lennon and Me”
Jan 15, 16, 17, 22, 23
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to announce their production of “John Lennon and Me” which will run January 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd at 7pm and January 17th at 2pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for Adults $10.00, senior and children under 12 $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00. This engaging production is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Ohio Health

CCATA Meeting
Jan 16
Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association, CCATA, will be holding a meeting, Jan. 16 at 1pm. at North Georgetown Fire Hall. There will be a special discussion on changing the tire size in heavier weight classes. Anyone interested in antique tractor pulling is welcome to come. The first pull, for the 2016 season, will be April 23. All pulls are held at Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road, Alliance, OH. Mile Branch has a nice facility with two pulling tracks, plenty of bleacher seating and a concession stand. For more information call 330-310-5413/330-814-7245, go to our website or facebook CCATA Tractor Pullers.

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 16
All you can eat spaghetti dinner will be Jan 16th from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St. in West Farmington. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for children 5-12. Take out available.

PCDL Branches Closed
Jan 18
All offices and branch libraries of the Portage County District Library will be closed Jan 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will resume regular service hours on Jan 19th.

U.S.W.A. Meeting
Jan 21
The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10, will have their regular meeting on Jan 21st at 1pm at the Windsor house, 235 Champion Ave East.

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 29
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction to benefit Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 B.S.A. will be Jan 29th from 4:30-7:30 at the Parkman Community House on Rte. 422 in Parkman. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids age 5-12, tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $6 for kids. Carryout will be available. For presale tickets contact Monique 216-337-2104 or Dan 440-781-7407.

Cook of the Month
Jan 28
Well we made it to another year at the Renaissance Family Center in Windham. Thanks to all the volunteers that made the dinners a big success in 2015. There will be several new cooks for 2016, starting Jan. 28th at 5pm. Hope you join us every fourth Thursday to see who is the special cook of the month.

Book Discussion Club Meeting at the Garrettsville Library
The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will meet on Tuesday January 19 in the library meeting room from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The month’s selection is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. At the request of the Brazilian government, the Roosevelt – Rondon Scientific Expedition explored an unmapped dangerous tributary of the Amazon River. Roosevelt’s son, Kermit, and American naturalist George Cherrie accompanied Roosevelt and famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon on the dangerous journey.
Library patrons may sign up for the Book Discussion Club at the reference desk, where copies of the book are available. The Garrettsville Library, located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and closed Thursday and Sunday. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit the Portage County District Library online at